Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Zoo Revue

The New Zoo Revue was a syndicated kid's show that ran from 1972 to 1977 (and probably for much longer in repeats).

It starred a frog, an owl, and a hippo - actually costumed representations thereof - and two humans named Doug and Emmy Jo. Hard to believe, but Doug and Emmy Jo were married in real life; he was a grade-A schlub, and she - with her short skirts and go-go boots - was the bee's knees. Well at least that's the way it seemed to an impressionable young Golem.

Today's clip
features Mr. Dingle the "mailman" character. For some reason, every kid's show had a mailman in it back then - all happy and cheerful; belying the fact that in reality mailmen have none of these qualities.

He is portrayed by no less than Chuck "Love Connection" Woolery.